Plan to Succeed with a SWOT Analysis

Analyzing your companies Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats to prioritize what you need to work on.

By |January 21st, 2020|Planning|0 Comments

A Key To Success Is How You Track & Use Your Numbers

Do you regularly set goals for your business? There is much research recognizing that if you set and track business goals, you are much more likely to meet or even beat those goals. Success comes with goal setting, establishing sales and operational forecasts and then using that info to make timely decisions and to take [...]

By |December 12th, 2019|Planning|Comments Off on A Key To Success Is How You Track & Use Your Numbers

How To Improve ROI At Events & Tradeshows

Event season is upon us. Some for fun, some for education, some for showing off. Will you attend an upcoming event, conference, or tradeshow as a participant or as a vendor or sponsor? Then you need a plan. Events cost you time and money. If you want a return on those investments (ROI), don’t just [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Planning|Comments Off on How To Improve ROI At Events & Tradeshows

Selling Your Bumper Crop

It’s always a challenge to have too much produce remaining after an abundant harvest, or goods leftover after the summer markets. Always on a tight budget, what are the best ways to get the word out, so you can sell it? Here are some ideas to help you move that product. Some things you may [...]

By |October 22nd, 2019|Drink, Farm, Food, Planning|Comments Off on Selling Your Bumper Crop

Funding Programs

The Ministry of Agriculture has released some new funding programs through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the agriculture and agrifood sector.   It's a perfect time of year to get started on some of these applications. But you should move fast and apply for [...]

By |October 31st, 2018|Planning|Comments Off on Funding Programs

Back to School and Back to Business

For small farm, food, and drink businesses, Summers tend to be a full marathon of activity. Small business owners have all-hands on deck and maintain long hours and days just to keep up. There's little time to think, and only time to do, to grow, make, and sell. In our experience, there are 2 starts [...]

By |September 25th, 2018|Planning|Comments Off on Back to School and Back to Business